The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PHP Developer
Rank 50 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 9 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 0.84% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.91% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £268 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £317 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £21.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+118.60% -25.86%
PHP Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
629 549 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.30% 92.42% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 334 283
Average daily rate £363 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £22.70 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 11 (61.11%) MySQL
2 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) HTML5
4 7 (38.89%) CSS3
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
8 3 (16.67%) Laravel
8 3 (16.67%) Symfony
8 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) Apache
9 2 (11.11%) LAMP
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
9 2 (11.11%) WordPress
9 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.11%) Scala

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) WordPress
2 1 (5.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) BigMachines
1 1 (5.56%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) GitHub
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Gradle
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) CSS
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) CSS3
2 7 (38.89%) HTML5
3 6 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (16.67%) Laravel
4 3 (16.67%) Symfony
5 2 (11.11%) LAMP
5 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.56%) Ajax
6 1 (5.56%) CakePHP
6 1 (5.56%) Ext JS
6 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.56%) JMS
6 1 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) Mason
6 1 (5.56%) Spring
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) MVC
2 5 (27.78%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) OO PHP
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) PHP
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Clojure
5 1 (5.56%) PHP 5
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Zend
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) Siebel